Donaldson, Bradley pace June BABS leaders

Nearly halfway through the season and we are seeing many players' performances settle down to the levels we had expected in the pre-season.

A reminder about how to use the chart:

Batters and pitchers, individually, are ranked by skill, regardless of playing time. In this way, you can identify the skills tiers and cherry pick players who have upside even if they do not have the plate appearances...

Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrates its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - - celebrates 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

21 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1997, including 6 titles

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame



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This article was originally published at on June 10, 2005. My opinion has not changed.

Sometimes I can't believe the things we accept about this game.

One of the great allures of playing fantasy -- you might even call it the foundation of the game -- is the sense...

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In a recent ESPN piece, I wrote about how I was dealing with my under-performing pitching staff. One idea I offered was trying to trade my bad eggs for someone else's equally bad eggs. Maybe a "change of...

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